iCloud Unlock/Activation Lock Removal
Find My iPhone includes a feature called Activation Lock that is designed to prevent anyone else from using an iPhone,iPad or Watch if it’s ever lost or stolen. Activation Lock is enabled automatically when you turn on Find My iPhone on a device using iOS 7,8,9,9.2.1,9.3,9.3.1 or later.
However, this also means an innocent consumer may have acquired an iPhone, iPad or Apple Watch and are stuck with an unusable device and unable to contact the original owner.
What you need to know about iCloud unlocking services.
There is no way at all of bypassing the iCloud lock. If you see adverts claiming to be able to do this they will be fraudulent. They will say they can do it and then in 14 days or so say it has not been possible to deactivate it. You will get a credit not to use on any other device but not the device you have already tried to unlock – and so the cycle goes. A Scam
Some people in China claim to be able to remove and re-program the main 4 chips that contain the iCloud data but this is pretty time consuming and pointless.
When buying an iPhone always make sure you get to see it activated or that it can be activated on front of you with a working Sim to make sure no iCloud lock is on the phone. Or if buying a working phone check in settings that no iCloud data its listed and signed into.